Our Work

CJ&D is standing up to some of the country’s most powerful, well-funded and aggressive special interests by:

Documenting Attacks on Civil Justice

CJ&D’s many publications and studies cover a wide range of critical civil justice issues and are widely distributed to opinion leaders, public officials, journalists and organizations across the country. CJ&D's Issues/Fact Sheets section of the website includes an up-to-date list of many civil justice topics that we cover.

Testifying and Speaking Out

At the national and state level, CJ&D works with public officials to protect the civil justice system. CJ&D testifies before Congress and state legislatures and conducts briefings for legislators and their staff on a range of civil justice issues. It also writes and manages public interest coalition letters to lawmakers on a variety of key issues.

Pioneering Legal and Insurance Analysis

CJ&D is taking the lead on groundbreaking civil justice issues, including the first law review to challenge the constitutionality of “health courts”, the first law review on “tort reform” and racial discrimination, and a major study on the civil justice system’s role in environmental protection.

CJ&D is also a leading analyst of the property/casualty insurance industry, producing numerous reports through CJ&D and its project, Americans for Insurance Reform.

Serving as a Key Media Resource

CJ&D studies, analysis and commentary have been quoted in newspapers nationwide, including: New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. In addition, CJ&D has appeared on many TV and radio networks. as a civil justice expert, including: ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, NPR and PBS. Visit CJ&D’s "In the News" and video page for some recent appearances.

Giving Victims and the Public Interest Community a Voice

CJ&D organized and maintains regular contact with a closely-knit network of victims/clients and public interest organizations from around the country.

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The Center for Justice & Democracy is the only national consumer organization in the country exclusively dedicated to protecting our civil justice system. If you'd like more information, please contact us.

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